Illuminating Invisible Houses: Using Ground-penetrating Radar and Three-Dimensional Geospatial Modeling to Reconstruct 19th century Irish Homes, Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland
This poster examines the use of ground-penetrating radar in combination with three-dimensional modeling to identify, examine, and virtually reconstruct the subsurface material remains of nineteenth century homes on the islands of Inishark and Inishbofin, Co. Galway, Ireland. In this research we employ a multi-stage research program starting with a ground-penetrating radar survey of multiple house sites and a digital scanning of the ground surface to develop a high-resolution topographical map, followed by the archaeological excavation of houses. This allows for a more nuanced understanding of the interconnections between different data sets and the changing nature of architectural remains on the island. The spatial arrangement and layout of sod and stone buildings, as well as the extent of their preservation, can provide valuable insight into the daily lives and shifting residential practices and social customs of the nineteenth and early twentieth century villagers of Inishark and Inishbofin.
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- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015) •
- Materiality, Experience, and "Irishness": The Irish and Irish-American Experience through Time
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Illuminating Invisible Houses: Using Ground-penetrating Radar and Three-Dimensional Geospatial Modeling to Reconstruct 19th century Irish Homes, Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland. Lauren Couey, Ian Kuijt, Liam Murphy, Max Lopez. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397000)
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